Modernist-Ecumenist Greek “Orthodox Christian Studies Center” Awarded LGBTQ Research Grant

NFTU: More from the “Official” and so-called “Canonical Orthodoxy”

Together with the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, Fordham’s Orthodox Christian Studies Center has been awarded a research grant from the British Council in the USA to examine LGBTQ rights alongside Eastern Orthodox identity.

As part of the British Council’s Bridging Voices project, the grant will bring together diverging voices from both sides of the Atlantic to Fordham for a seminar in June 2019 titled, “Contemporary Eastern Orthodox Identity and the Challenges of Pluralism and Sexual Diversity in a Secular Age.”

The seminar, research, and resulting papers, will facilitate discussion on issues related to sexual diversity within Eastern Orthodoxy and how policymakers in Europe and the U.S. can respond in a measured manner, said Aristotle Papanikolaou, Ph.D., the Archbishop Demetrios Chair in Orthodox Theology and Culture and co-director of the Center.

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